Scotland’s New Energy Strategy

Posted on January 20th, 2017

It is anticipated that the Scottish Government will launch its new Draft Energy Strategy next week and there has been a number of calls from environmental groups and industry figures for tough new targets and initiatives which could potentially aid … Continue reading

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project

Posted on January 13th, 2017

A new independent report by UK politician and former energy minister Charles Hendry has recommended the UK government seek a deal to help fund a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales. The development which will be the first of its … Continue reading

Wind Energy’s Positive Impact On Our Environment

Posted on December 16th, 2016

The positive effect that wind turbines in the UK have had on our carbon emissions is greater than originally thought according the University of Edinburgh’s analysis of the National Grid latest figures. Although it has been known for some time … Continue reading

Time for a new renewables target?

Posted on December 2nd, 2016

As the end of the year approaches and thoughts turn to a new one we realise that we are one year closer to the Scottish Government’s ambitious target of generating 100% of our required energy from renewable sources by 2020. … Continue reading

Energy Storage in Scotland

Posted on November 25th, 2016

Earlier this week, Hannah Smith, policy manager at industry body Scottish Renewables released a statement regarding energy storage and its increasing place within our energy mix. Renewable energy technologies like solar, wind and hydro are Scotland’s largest source of electricity. … Continue reading

Tidal Energy Advances in Scotland

Posted on November 17th, 2016

Atlantis Resources, the developer of the world’s first tidal energy farm has confirmed this week that the first turbine of the MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth has been installed and has begun producing renewable energy. It was also announced … Continue reading

Wind energy generation still on the up in Scotland

Posted on November 10th, 2016

A new report from WeatherEnergy has shown that in October wind turbines provided Scottish households on average 87% of their electricity demand. The data shows turbines generated 792,717MWh of electricity in October, up 25% on October 2015. Taking into account … Continue reading

Scotland’s Onshore Wind Threat

Posted on November 4th, 2016

Scottish Power has this week warned that without government support that onshore wind generation in Scotland will come to a standstill. They state that no new support framework has been created for onshore wind when the current subsidies end in … Continue reading

Carbon emission reductions in Scotland

Posted on October 27th, 2016

A new report based on a poll by climate charity 10:10 states that 80% of Scots are in favour of onshore wind farms, slightly higher when compared to 73% of the rest of the UK. Considering the number of wind … Continue reading

Meeting our carbon emission targets

Posted on October 20th, 2016

A new report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has stated that emissions targets will not be met unless there is implementation of “a credible new strategy and a much stronger policy framework” from the government with the committee … Continue reading